Reptiles & Exotic Pets

Dr. McDonald provides health care and treatment to a variety of exotic animals such as ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, and hedgehogs. Having this service here in Madisonville is convenient for our clients and reminds us everyday that veterinarians provide service to all creatures great and small.

Not all pets are warm-blood and have fur! At Madisonville Animal Hospital, Dr. Christine McDonald routinely cares for reptiles living in the Madisonville, Hammond, Covington, and Mandeville areas.

Snakes, iguanas, turtles, and other reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. Certain reptiles can live long, healthy lives as pets, but proper nutrition, care, and veterinary care is essential. This means that pet owners need the most accurate and reliable information available to help ensure the health and well-being of their pet. For example, do you know the best things to feed your reptile, and how often? Do you know how much UV light is optimal, and which type? Should you get a heat rock? Do you know how to tell if your reptile is sick? Do you have questions about proper cage cleaning or any other aspects of care and husbandry? Dr. McDonald and our staff of skilled professionals are well-trained in the care and husbandry of reptiles and can give you the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.

Veterinary medicine for exotics is growing as the popularity of these pets increases. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management, exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier lives. If you own one of these unique pets, we encourage you to schedule a complete physical exam and consultation on proper care and feeding. Contact one of our caring professionals at Madisonville Animal Hospital at 985-845-4681 and schedule an appointment for your reptile or exotic pet today!